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This is a nice municipal park with mature trees. The sites are very nicely spaced out. We were in site 3 near the office, with full hookups. There seemed to be power issues at the site and the next day we moved to site 27 close to the river, with no sewer hookup but at least the power worked. The management doesn't seem to be interested in giving out any local information despite their website touting that they were on the Lewis and Clark Trail. The second site we moved to had a filthy picnic table; it looked like a previous camper had used it as a grill top and had left grease all over it. We had lots of flies around that kept us from eating outside at both sites. The location is pretty, right on the river, with boats, etc. for rent and a nice beach. We would probably come back here if in the area.

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As with Legion Lake Campground, there is only a 50 amp connection here, but no water or sewer hookups. The problem is that the pump out (for larger RV's) is located at the east end of the park, near the Game Lodge area, south on the Wildlife Loop Road, and the signage is lacking! So be prepared; come with your water on board or seek out a water spigot that is threaded. Our site was beautiful, spacious and under trees for shade. The fire pits are on the "wrong" side of the site for some reason. The nearby trail horses went by our site continuously; very entertaining! We had a strong Verizon signal in this campground and in the Legion Lodge area. Custer State Park is a beautiful park. We would come here again.

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The price of $34 included spreading the weekly$15 entrance fee out over four days that we stayed in the park. Legion Lake Campground was great. We a site close to the immaculate bathrooms. Our site was all paved and level and very long. Plenty of maneuvering room, too. We had a very strong Verizon signal here, so we had a good wi-fi hot spot. The only strange thing about Custer S.P. is that they put the only decent pumpout station way over on the east side of the park on the north end of the Wildlife Loop Road near the Game Lodge Area, not very convenient if you want to pump out during your stay. (They don't even have a sign indicating the location of the pumpout, either, so ask!) The park itself is beautiful; we would come here again.

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This campground is perfect for a quick stopover, with long pull through sites. The lady at the office is very nice and helpful about visiting the area. The sites are basically in a gravel parking lot, fairly close together, but with a picnic table, and all very neat and clean. It is very close to both Route 85 and 20. The laundry was economical and very clean also. We would come here again.

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Price reflects $30 plus the $7 per day usage fee. We really appreciated the space around our site at his park! The various campgrounds are in different loops with, frankly, different layouts. We were in the first section on a higher level, site S-12. We had tons of space around the RV, picnic table, fire ring, parking, etc. We would definitely recommend it.

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The $59 daily rate includes tax for a week's stay. We were really looking forward to this campground. The website certainly indicates a lovely place to stay along the river. First of all, the entrance off Route 66 is a steep one-lane drive, so be prepared. The campground is not very large and it is very congested, so when you get to the bottom of the drive, stop before you go any further. The people who work here are very nice. We were put in site 1, which backs up to the river. We are a 36' motorhome and our back end hung over the river when our front end was in place. Our neighboring travel trailer had to bring in his awning in order for our slide to open. We were lined up in a row with barely any space on either side. We had a cabin on the other side of us. If you enjoy space to spread out, do not come here. There were not many ratings for this park, probably because most of the sites are used by seasonal people. We did get a strong Verizon signal at this campground. Estes Park is a cute town but very congested also in the summer. We would not recommend or come back to this campground, mostly due to the incredibly tight site spacing.

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The $43 rate was for a week, with a Good Sam discount, including tax for a deluxe patio site on the river. It was a large beautiful site with a huge concrete patio and table and chair set. The only negative was no sewer hookup, but they will bring their honey wagon for no additional charge. The bathrooms/showers were immaculate, and so was the laundry room. Carbondale is 10 minutes up the road, with plenty of shopping facilities, Aspen is about 40 minutes away, and there is a bike path (Rio Grande Trail) that runs all the way to Aspen! Their wi-fi is not super strong, but met our needs. The location of the park is in a canyon, so the Verizon signal was very poor. We were here for a week and really enjoyed our stay. We would come here again.

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Elk Creek Campground is located just outside Rocky Mountain National Park, and is just up the road from the town of Grand Lake. Both are great places to visit. The people in this park aim to please. The bathrooms are spotless and seem brand new, with plenty of showers to serve the campers. The laundry room was also very clean and even offered an iron and ironing board. Our site was fairly private and level. We were happy to have a very strong Verizon signal. Our only complaint was that they charge $15 for a honey wagon service, which we thought was a bit excessive. We would definitely come here again if in the area.

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This place sounds much nicer than it really is. We were assigned a site right on the river, but we were wedged rather tightly between a permanent house trailer and our RV neighbor. There was very little room for chairs or the picnic table behind our 36' motorhome so as to see the river view. The roads in the park were very dusty. We were looking for Wi-Fi and naturally the signal for the riverfront sites was down when we were there. Our Verizon phone showed NO service. The town of Saratoga entertained us for one day, but we left a day early. We would not come here again and would not recommend it.

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Our experience at Colter Bay was much better than the campgrounds in Yellowstone. The people here were very helpful and friendly, the RV sites were not terribly close, and there were trees all around. All pull-through sites, so it was easy to negotiate the turns. One big negative was the lack of cell phone (Verizon) or Wi-Fi strength. They did not allow campfires, which made me happy. Our site and the park are very picturesque. We would come here again.

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Our site was near the front of the park, in some trees, fairly spaced. Unfortunately there was no Wi-Fi and NO cell phone service. Lots of the campers were tenters who loved their campfires, so it was pretty smoky. One real negative was the man who was at the office. We did arrive very early from Yellowstone, but he kept strict to the 2:00 check-in time, at which point all of the RVers who had been waiting had to come in at once. We thought that was a bit strange. We would not come here again.

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If this campground was anywhere else but Yellowstone, no one would come here. It is the only full service campground in the park. (Of course the no service campgrounds are not so great either.) Yellowstone is such a huge park, you want to stay within the park in order to see it all. The services all worked fine, but they pack you in tight with no picnic tables or room to breathe. It's Yellowstone, that's why we're here!

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Based on other RV ratings, I would guess that your opinion of Madison campground (NOT Yellowstone Park) will be heavily based on the site you are either lucky or unlucky to get. We were in site E-181, which is a drive-in site barely off the camp road, on the wrong side from our entry and side awning. The sites of other campers were close to ours, and the campfire smoke was very heavy. There are of course no services, so we were dry camping. I think that for a site with no services we should at least have a fair amount of space between sites. We did not at Madison.

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The rate for full hookups is $34 per day, but with tax plus the $10 fee from Reserve America plus a $5 per day use fee for our tow vehicle, it adds up to $46 per day, and this park is not worth that to us. The surroundings are very pretty, with the lake and mountains all around. When we checked in we were handed an big bagful of fancy expensive brochures, but no good information on what to do in this park. I had to ask for a trail guide, and then the trails were poorly kept. The sites are well spaced and paved, not perfectly level but fixable. There is only one trash dump station for the whole place (not on any map they give you) and it is available only from 8 am to 7 pm! Very strange. The place is lacking walkways to protect their new grass that they've planted. This is apparently a place dedicated to fishermen. We would not come back here if we were in the area.

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The sites in this park are much more spacious than the typical privately owned full service RV park. The owners are on site and work hard to keep it in great shape. There is nice grass and a fair amount of trees to shade the area, too. We were here to visit Craters of the Moon National Monument. We would definitely come here again.